STUDENT SUPPORT

GPS

Connection. Support. Success.

 

 

SMC GPS (Gateway to Persistence and Success) is an online communication and retention tool that supports student success by building a community and facilitating connections between students, faculty, and campus services. Using this tool, students can stay connected with their instructors, get feedback on their progress in class, and access services to help them succeed​.


SMC GPS is now available to all faculty and students this summer and beyond.  Feedback from faculty and students piloting SMC GPS this spring has been very encouraging, and we are eager to share it with all faculty.  This enhanced early alert tool is perhaps the essential technology of the moment, when SMC must fully commit itself to practices and a culture of belonging that enhance persistence and success for our SMC students.  


SMC GPS is a tool designed for the task at hand, and it does so by promoting proactive communication and affirmation between instructors and students.  Moreover, SMC GPS sustains a transparent network of student support by connecting instructional and counseling faculty, student services, and students for the duration of the academic term. 

Please note: the maintenance windows for GPS System are on the third Tuesday of every month from Tuesday at 11:59pm - Wednesday at 3:59am ET.

Login using your SMC username and password.

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Faculty GPS Training Sessions

Fall 2020 faculty training sessions will begin soon. Please email GPS@smc.edu if you have any questions. 

Profile Setup. Raising and Closing Items, and Closing the Loop

  • Tuesday, September 8, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 10, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Progress Survey Process

  • Monday, September 14, 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
  • Wednesday, September 16, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

General GPS Questions and Answers

  • Tuesday, September 22, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 23, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.